Containment by Christian Cantrell

By Christian Cantrell

As Earth's skill to aid human existence diminishes, the worldwide house organization is shaped with a unmarried mandate: shield humanity from extinction through colonizing the sun approach. Venus, being virtually an identical mass as Earth, is selected over Mars as humanity's first everlasting steppingstone into the universe. Arik Ockley is a part of the 1st new release to be born and raised off-Earth. After a perplexing coincidence, Arik wakes as much as locate that his spouse is 3 months pregnant. because the colony's environmental platforms can't adequately aid any raises in inhabitants, Arik instantly resumes his paintings on AP, or synthetic photosynthesis, as a way to retailer the lifetime of his unborn baby. Arik's new and frantic study uncovers startling truths concerning the planet, and concerning the distorted truth the founders of the colony have built for Arik's complete iteration. every thing Arik has ever recognized is termed into query, and he needs to work out the proper course for himself, his spouse, and his unborn daughter.

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It helped them maintain perspective, deal with the isolation, comprehend their place in history. But since it didn't really speak to Gen V, the Brain Pod decided to take a different approach to instilling a sense of the past in the younger generation. A small committee was assembled and assigned the task of reducing the entire history of V1 to three succinct parts: the beginning and the end of the world's first Space Age, the Earth Crisis (including how it almost led to the extinction of the human race), and finally, the birth of the second Space Age, and how it gave rise to the first (and so far only) successful permanent off-Earth colony.

The challenge fascinated Arik, and he and the computer mastered each other very quickly.

Looking out at all the seats from the perspective of the stage made them feel anxious and important, and brought out the obsessiveness in both their personalities. When it was time to take their seats, rather than sitting with the rest of their class, Arik and Cadie sat in the front row in order to give them easy access to the stage. While they waited for the lights to dim, they nervously turned to wave to friends and to search for their parents and favorite teachers among the crowd. The Venera Auditorium (Public Pod) was one of the first structures built on Venus.

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